Sacramento Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Attorney Mark P. Velez

Mark P. Velez

Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment disputes
American Board of Trial Advocates

Biography

Mark P. Velez has aggressively represented clients for over 30 years. Since 1998 Mark has exclusively represented employees in the area of employment law. Mark has an excellent reputation in the Sacramento legal community for his dedication and successful results achieved for his clients. In the employment law arena defense firms representing employers take into account whether employee's attorney is a trial lawyer. Mark has extensive jury trial experience with several million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

At the Velez Law Firm, PC, our practice is exclusively for the rights of employees with specialized experience in discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Mark has litigated against many of the largest corporations in the country. Mark's approach to his employment clients includes a practical analysis of each case.

$5,180,790: Age and Gender Discrimination Verdict/Judgement. Sacramento County Superior Court Jury verdict. Barbara Anderton v. Bass Underwriters, Inc., Bill Turgeon.

$1,475,000: FMLA Retaliation. Sacramento County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Hazard v. Raley's Markets

$1,400,000: Physical Disability Butte County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Kean v. BC Leasing LLC.

$1,000,000: Negligent Surgery. Yuba County Superior Court Jury Verdict. Jackson v. Dominque Engle MD.

Mark has been recognized by the legal community for his representation of clients and results obtained. In 2016, Mark was ranked by the Daily Journal legal publication as one of the top California Labor and Employment Lawyers in California.

Mark has been granted membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a highly respected professional organization of trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil trial rights. ABOTA is a respected professional organization with exclusive membership limited to less than 1% of the country's civil attorneys. ABOTA membership is by invitation only and is extended to attorneys with high character and professionalism.

In 2015, Mark was recognized as the runner up Trial Lawyer Advocate of the year by the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association for his jury trial skills in the Barbara Anderton v. Bass Underwriters, Inc., Bill Turgeon case.

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer at CELA Annual Meetings, 2010

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California

Honors

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2016, Top Labor and Employment Attorney in California
  • Advocate of the Year (nomination), Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Top 40 verdict in California, 2015 - Present
  • Ranked #32 in the State of California, Daily Journal, 2016